Big Creek’s Mayfest taking place today (Saturday)

By JOEL McNEECE
Bluegrass music, mule wagon rides, political speaking, arts and crafts and a lot more are part of today’s Mayfest in Big Creek.

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Barbour announces Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund established

JACKSON (AP) – Gov. Haley Barbour says the Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund Inc. is accepting donations to help communities recovering from the April 15 and April 27 storms.

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Internet/email service down in Bruce

A network problem has disabled internet/email service for much of Bruce. No timetable is known as to when the issue will be corrected. The Journal has been unable to do website updates, but will upload news as soon as possible. If anyone needs to contact the Calhoun County Journal please call 1-662-983-2570 or fax 1-662-983-7667.

Bruce Athletic Banquet set for Tuesday, May 3

Bruce High School Athletic Banquet is Tuesday, May 3, at 6 pm in the First Baptist Church CLC.

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Calhoun County mostly spared of tornado violence that devastated the region

tornadosmallBy JOEL McNEECE
As of this morning, the death toll across the South had topped 200 from the series of deadly tornadoes that ripped through the region on Wednesday. Calhoun County, for the most part, was spared from the destruction.

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Three injured in car wreck on Hwy. 9 north of Bruce; two listed as critical

By JOEL McNEECE
Two Bruce women are in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Oxford after a car accident on Hwy. 9 north of Bruce Wednesday afternoon.

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Be thankful, it’s never as bad as it seems

When things just don’t seem to fall my way, I often remind myself there is always somebody in a much worse position.

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Tornadoes spotted in Oxford, significant damage in Webster County, including East Webster High School

Severe storms producing tornadoes are prevalent throughout the region this morning with tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood watches remaining in effect for Calhoun County and the surrounding area for much of today.

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School Board considering banning affidavits as proof of residency, guardianship

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun County School Board is considering a proposal to require any new students to show legal guardianship prior to being admitted. Superintendent Mike Moore told the board Monday that the consensus of recent meetings with principals and counselors is that the school district should no longer accept affidavits as part of the admission process.

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Sen. Wicker reflects on Big Creek roots; speaks of national issues during visit to Calhoun City Rotary

By JOEL McNEECE
Senator Roger Wicker spoke of his Big Creek roots and some national policy during a visit with the Calhoun City Rotary Club last week.

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